Will it possible to use old approved petition for stamping??

Hi , This is kumar in 2010 I got L1b visa till 1Nov2012, and my Petition validity is Aug2013.

On Oct 30,2012. my employer applied L1b-Ext and I got EAC no.

In Dec2012 I am planing to go to India and I must come back USA ASAP,if I go to India  I must go for  visa stamping but I have not  received L1b Ext confirmation till today . can I use Old approved petition for stamping? 


please provide your valueble suggestion.



Yes, you can use the old petition for visa stamping as it is still valid. If approved, they would issue visa until petition’s expiration date. While entering US on L-1 visa, you will receive new I-94 which will govern how much longer you can stay in US.